Turkish Airlines A319. Courtesy, TK Turkish Airlines (TK) is eyeing regional jets as an important plank in its ongoing expansion strategy (ATW Daily News, Dec. 19, 2011). Speaking in Istanbul at the Airline Business Seminar for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, TK COO Abdullah Soner Akkurt said the airline has grown rapidly over the past decade, carrying 32.6 million passengers in 2011 compared to 10.4 million in 2003. Its fleet has nearly tripled over the same period, rising from 65 ...

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